Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Andrew G. Curtin [1]

Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
Gov. Curtin War Department, Washington, D.C.,
Harrisburg, Pa. Oct. 11 1864.

On looking up the Col. Stover case this morning I find we could not, without further information, be at all justified in ordering him to be mustered. I hope it can be made straight; but the record as it stands is too bad. A copy will be immediately sent you by mail.

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 196. See Lincoln to Curtin, October 10, supra. Curtin wrote Lincoln again on November 2, asking action on Stover's case: ``If the charges are true he is unfit for honorable position. . . . If they are not true he should command his regiment. . . .'' (DLC-RTL). The roster of the One Hundred Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers lists Colonel John H. Stover as mustered out with his regiment on July 14, 1865.